Qualicum Beach Town Council gave second reading to a bylaw that would provide licensing and regulations for residential backyard poultry.
Bylaw 500 is a planning document that regulates the use of land, buildings and structures in five of the seven Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) electoral areas.
If passed, Bylaw No.580.131, 2021 would change the zoning of 190 and 194 First Avenue West to Commercial 10 (C10) and permit a development with 16 residential units above three ground floor commercial units.
Qualicum Beach residents will have a chance to speak on whether they want council to increase from five to seven members during a virtual committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 9.
Council heard concerns about traffic congestion, parking and noise from trucks unloading, during its Dec. 8 regular meeting.
The public hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 6 during council’s virtual regular meeting.
The city said anyone who wishes to speak at the public hearing must register in advance by calling its corporate officer or deputy corporate officer, or email The hearing will be streamed live on July 19 at 3 p.m.
Some Parksville residents are frustrated with fireworks being set off within city limits.

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